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WELCOME TO THE FIRST EDITION OF 125TH ANNIVERSARY UPDATE

In 2016, it will be 125 years since the formation of the Royal Life Saving Society in 1891. This newsletter will be issued regularly throughout this year and 2016 to keep everyone in our Commonwealth family informed about events, activities and awards to mark the occasion. We're aiming to feature news from as many of our member branches as possible, so it would be great to hear from you when you have planned or organised an event or activity for next year. Please let us know by completing a notification form.

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PRESS INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE BY MR. STEVE WILLS, HEAD OF RNLI INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES & CONVENOR OF ISO COMMITTEE ON BEACH MANAGEMENT AND DEMO ACTIVITIES ON BASIC WATER SAFETY, SURVIVAL SWIM, EAR/CPR BY KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN & CERTIFICATES PRESENTATION


The press conference will touch on teaching children from as young as 4 years old to be safe near water and for youth above 10 years to perform simple rescue techniques in providing assistance to save life. The Demo will also demonstrate to the public that non-swimmers with basic skills of throw, reach, wade and simple EAR & CPR can help to prevent incidents of DROWNING. And those who can swim will learn about simple swimming skills together with aids, row/boat and rescue equips to assist people in difficulty. This event is organised to educated young and old about basic water safety and rescue techniques in order to assist in performing simple rescues. At the same time Mr. Steve Wills will touch on International ISO Signages, Flag, Lifeguarding and highlight the topics which could be very usefully for Malaysian delegates to attend World Conference On Drowning Prevention 2015 in Nov 4 to 6 in Penang.

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Lifesavers win silver medal - Community | The Star Online
FOR two weeks, the fastest, strongest and fit test lifesavers gathered in Montpellier, La Grande Motte in France for the Rescue 2014 world championship recently.


Over 3,000 competitors from 46 countries, were vying to be the world champion, as they competed in the test of lifesaving skills.


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Life Saving Society Malaysia
Life Saving Society Malaysia, the foremost life saving organization in the country will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014.

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Lee: Set up National Water Safety Council
KUALA LUMPUR: The time has come for Malaysia to set up a National Water Safety Council (NWSC) to take the lead in promoting and enhancing water safety in the country, said National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said the NSWC, to comprise representatives from various government agencies and NGOs like the Life Saving Society Malaysia (LSSM), would aim at reducing the incidence of drowning in Malaysia and to promote a water safety culture for Malaysians.

 

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SWIMMING: Water safety council will keep our heads above water
ONE cannot be unconcerned about the growing number of drowning deaths in our country each year. According to the Fire and Rescue Department, there were 386 drowning cases in 2011, while for the first 10 months of last year, 322 were recorded. No single authority compiles data on drowning cases and issues an annual report, as is the case of the Social Security Organisation with workplace accidents. Read more: SWIMMING: Water safety council will keep our heads above water 


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Penang to Host Meeton Drowning Prevention
GEORGE TOWN: ALMOST half of the 700 annual drowning cases in Malaysia comprise youths below 17 years of age, said a non-governmental organisation.

Life Saving Society of Malaysia president Lim Chien Ch'eng said the statistics have remained high over the past 10 years.

"An average of 45 per cent drowning victims in Malaysia are teenagers and children. We are concerned about the unnecessary loss of young innocent lives. There is a lack of proper warning signage in the country, particularly in the rural areas," said Lim recently, when announcing that Penang would be hosting the 4th world conference on drowning prevention, to be held here in October next year....

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Diving for Honour to Play Host
MALAYSIA has won the bid to host the next World Conference on Drowning Prevention.

International Life Saving Federation commissioner Justin Scarr said the biennial event would be held in October next year in Penang.

He said some 500 drowning-prevention experts from over 50 countries were expected to attend the conference to raise awareness and develop solutions to the global problem of drowning.

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林建成冀政府设水上安理会 制订政策减低溺死案

(槟城14日讯)轰动全国的钟灵中学龙舟队翻覆酿6名师生溺死惨剧之后,马来西亚救生协会不断努力游说大马政府成立全国水上安全理事会,可是4年后政府仍表现不积极。
 
马来西亚救生协会主席林建成指出,2010年钟灵中学龙舟队惨剧之后,该协会游说各个政府部门,包括地方政府部、教育部和首相署,希望大马政府可成立全国水上安全理事会。“2011年我们曾举行全国签名运动,促请政府成立相关理事会,但是至今仍未有下文。”


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